As part of our ongoing commitment to bringing more voices into our strategy setting and decision-making processes, and to establish a collaborative conversation with the dance community we serve, Dance Base Scotland are recruiting twelve dance/movement artists to join the 2021/22 Artist Advisory Group.
We are committed to opening doors and ensuring that we represent the diversity of the Scottish Dance Community. If you are reading this and wondering if this opportunity is open to you then please do continue and consider applying. We are here to support you in your application and welcome any questions you may have.
Initially established as a pilot project in October 2020, the Artist Advisory Group gathered a group of Scotland based dance artists to work with us to ensure that our strategy and programme continued to reflect the needs of dance artists across Scotland, and that the voices of dance artists were more clearly part of the decision-making process. This proved to be welcome and valuable, enabling us to hear honest reflections on what works well and what might be improved.
We are committed to embedding transparency in our future strategy and, in response to the success of the pilot, we are now recruiting a new group of twelve individuals to work with us from May 2021 to the end of March 2022.
This is a paid opportunity for those working in dance in Scotland to support us to serve the country's dance sector more effectively. It also provides a unique professional development experience and insight into the day to day working of curation, budget management and the subtleties of often complex decision making.
The Group will reflect the diversity of dance Scotland, with particular focus on protected characteristics.
To apply for this opportunity please submit the following items to Kirsty Somerville, Programme Manager, at email@example.com:
Deadline: 11.00, Monday 26 April 2021
Applicants informed of decision: Week of 3 May 2021
Welcome Session: Thursday 13 May 2021
Members of the current Artist Advisory Group are welcome to apply for a second term. To ensure that opportunities are open to the largest number of people, engagement with the group is capped at two terms after which members would need to wait for one term before reapplying. Returning members will make up a maximum of 50% of the Artist Advisory Group each term.
As part of our on-going relationship, the graduating Associate Artists have been invited to join the Artist Advisory Group if they wish. The Associate Artists have a deep understanding of the organisation and its history which we feel will be very valuable to the conversations moving forward.
The expressions of interest will be read by the Artistic Director Morag Deyes, Centre Director Isabel Moura Mendes and another member of the Dance Base team (not from the professional programme team).
The decision of who the positions are allocated to will be based on the four membership criteria as well as a commitment to ensuring that the group reflects the diversity of dance and dancers in Scotland, with specific attention to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The decision will also be based on ensuring that geographic location, dance style and experience level are also fully represented.
Should you wish to have a conversation about the application process, require this information in an alternative format, or have access requirements we need to meet to support you in making an application please contact Kirsty Somerville, Programmes Manager at Dance Base on firstname.lastname@example.org